All of these bettas are so beautiful. I'd get one, but I don't think getting an AB betta for my first would be a good idea, plus I don't plan on breeding them, and I think AB is only for breeding fish.
So I guess, when I get my first betta, I'll just stick to Petco and Petsmart
Noooo, tons of people get AB Bettas for just pets. There's nothing wrong with owning a beautiful fish just to have it for a pet only!
Not true! Theyre really not. Baller (avatar) is an AB boy and darn it, one of the best pets Ive ever had.
The one thing is theyre maybe not the greatest for very first timers, just because they come to you via being shipped, which is stressful for them and may cause them to become ill. If youre really new to fish, it may be harder to treat.